The Most Fun 99 Cents Can Buy

A beautiful end of summer night, a pack of sparklers from the Dollar Store, and some sparkly fun!

A quick note...though I'm no photographer, I do subscribe to the belief that camera flash is evil. It just ruins the moment, it creates the dreaded red eye, it washes or blows everything out. Just compare the first photo taken with flash to the remaining photos taken without.

You can see the glow and the motion in the last four pictures that just isn't there in the first one. There is some blurriness, but I think the feeling of being there more than makes up for it.

So, turn off your flash right now and go take some pictures!



  1. Love the last few pics! I am really trying to do things without a flash! It's so tempting though. I'll work on it.

  2. Yuck, I hate flash!

    This looks like great fun!!!

  3. How fun!!
    and flash is so my enemy!!

  4. great pictures and great advice! thanks!

  5. I am going to try that technique at our next fire. I am excited to see what it will look like.
    -Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity.blogspot.com

  6. Great post. Love your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

  7. I miss the sparklers of my childhood! They are banned where I live in CA. Course, anything fire like in CA right now is a bad thing. Sparklers are so much fun!

  8. What fun-great memories.

    My blog has just been growing like a crazy weed and I haven't been able to get by for as many visits. I miss all my blog friends.
    Come for a visit and see both of my new parties for the week. They are up every week and I hope you will participate.

    Its So Very Cheri

  9. How fun!

    I'm a flash addict. I guess I should give it a try without the flash.

  10. I'm totally a flash turner off-er. Hate it. these are amazing pictures...

  11. Amen sister! See, now I like you again. lol. (You know i'm joking about all that, right?!) Thought so. ;)


  12. I couldn't agree more about taking photos without the flash - although conversely, taking daytime photos with the flash actually improves the lightening!

    But I digress...

    Love the pics! Looks like such a fun time!


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